SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

LONDON – 1-2-1 feedback with agents

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/02/2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
Holy Trinity CE Primary School
1 Sedding Street - London, SW1X 9DE


ALL SOLD OUT – sorry…

FOR ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE WRITE TO: SCBWIlondon1to1s@britishscbwi.org

 

SCBWI LONDON – 1-2-1 feedback from an agent. [ONLY OPEN TO SCBWI MEMBERS]

Date:       Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Time:       1-2-1 feedback sessions run in 15-minute slots from 5pm – 7pm

Where:   Holy Trinity CE Primary School, 1 Sedding Street, Sloane Square, SW1X 9DE

Cost:        £30 for agent 1-2-1. Open to SCBWI members only.

 

PLEASE NOTE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 7, 2020 AND SENT TO SCBWIlondon1to1s@britishscbwi.org

 

For 2020, SCBWI London are thrilled to offer SCBWI members another opportunity to receive 1-2-1 feedback from a leading industry agent. There is the option to submit a sample of their fiction or non-fiction manuscript or a picture book (open to either authors or author illustrators).

This year we are very happy to be working with top agents Becky Bagnell (Lindsay Literary Agency), Megan Carroll (Watson Little), Zoe Plant (The Bent Agency), Laura West (David Highham Associates) and Emily Talbot (United Agents). For details please see their bios below.

A 1-2-1 feedback session costs £30 and is available to SCBWI members only. After the 1-2-1s we will head to the nearby The Antelope Pub for a drink and natter.

When submitting for feedback on either non-fiction, chapter book, middle grade or YA work, please send the first 10 pages of your manuscript and a short synopsis. When submitting for feedback on a picture book, please send the full manuscript. Please do not send covering letters.

Submissions should be addressed to SCBWIlondon1to1s@britishscbwi.org to be received NO LATER THAN January 7, 2020.

Please select your choice of industry professional from those shown. If your preferred agent is not shown then that is because all available slots have already been taken. Please check that your choice of agent is willing to read texts for the age group of your work. Sessions run in fifteen-minute slots between 5pm and 7pm. Once bookings have closed we will write to you re allocation of times.

 

THE AGENTS

BECKY BAGNELL – LINDSAY LITERARY AGENCY

Becky Bagnell is the founder of the Lindsay Literary Agency and has been in publishing for over 20 years. She worked as a commissioning editor at Macmillan before setting up as a literary agent in 2008. Becky’s clients have been published in multiple languages across the world and include the World Book Day author, Pamela Butchart and award-winning writers, Sue Wallman and Sam Gayton. Becky is interested in everything from picture books up to YA, but she is particularly looking for middle-grade adventure stories that feature animals, either real or fantastical, as well as YA stories with a speculative twist.

Available for feed back on picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and YA submissions. To submit your chapter books, middle grade or YA work, please send the first 10 pages of your manuscript and a short synopsis. When submitting for feedback on a picture book, please send the full manuscript.

 

MEGAN CARROLL – WATSON, LITTLE

Megan graduated from Goldsmiths with a BA in English and American Literature in 2013 and worked as an intern at Watson, Little and Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency before returning to the agency as the assistant in July 2014. She is now an Associate Agent and is building her own list.

Megan represents fiction and non-fiction writers for all ages. In Children’s and YA, Megan would love to see contemporary YA tackling realistic issues and big, epic love stories as well as funny, female focused MG – think Louise Rennison – and an Abi Elphinstone style adventure for that age group too. She’s also keen on finding new picture book authors writing funny, commercial texts tackling the big issues and is growing a list of talented illustrators for all ages.

Available for feed back on non-fiction, picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and YA submissions. To submit either non-fiction, chapter books, middle grade or YA work, please send the first 10 pages of your manuscript and a short synopsis. When submitting for feedback on a picture book, please send the full manuscript.

 

ZOË PLANT – THE BENT AGENCY

Zoë Plant joined The Bent Agency in 2019 after spending five years as a literary scout, scouring the UK market for the very best children’s and adult books to recommend to international publishers. She is building a children’s list that is focused on commercial, exciting middle grade and YA. Her favourite books are full of pace and plot, but have something quirky and fresh about them: a speculative or high concept setting, an unusual twist or a voice that changes how she sees the world. She very much wants to hear from authors from underrepresented backgrounds. She particularly loves fantasy, science-fiction, horror and anything a little bit nerdy, but is also on the look-out for strong contemporary voices.

Available for feed back on middle grade and YA submissions ONLY. To submit either middle grade or YA , please send the first 10 pages of your manuscript and a short synopsis.

 

EMILY TALBOT – UNITED AGENTS

Emily’s love of children’s literature was fostered during her time reading with children in primary schools before joining United Agents in 2013. Working in the office of Jodie Hodges, Emily became an agent in 2015 and is keen to find new writing talent. Emily is happy to review everything from picture books right up to YA. In terms of story themes, she is very much looking for a YA romcom, something like One Day but for a slightly younger audience. Also horror in that age bracket or gritty realism. For MG, fantasy with originality and good world building always goes down well, as does laugh out loud humour. She is looking for picture books with stand out, memorable characters. She encourages writing that comes from diverse backgrounds of any kind. Emily’s not so keen on historical, sci-fi or top end fantasy that veers into crossover.

Available for feed back on picture books, chapter books, middle grade and YA submissions. To submit either chapter books, middle grade or YA work, please send the first 10 pages of your manuscript and a short synopsis. When submitting for feedback on a picture book, please send the full manuscript.

 

LAURA WEST – DAVID HIGHAM ASSOCIATES

Laura joined David Higham Associates after reading English Literature at Sussex University and Oregon State University. She worked first in the Media Department before moving over to Books. In the past she worked at Waterstone’s and the Brighton outpost of The Lamb Bookshop.

Laura would be happy to see MG or YA titles. She is always looking for fiction from underrepresented writers. In particular, Laura is looking for a really strong YA romance. She is interested in horror, fun adventures, detective stories, spy fiction. She would like to see more real life fiction although is happy to see fantasy as long as the story and characters are strong and it’s something new and exciting given how crowded this area of the market. Laura likes issue-based fiction too so long as it is fiction with heart as well as a message. She is also looking for chapter books as well as MG and non-fiction for younger readers.

Available for feed back on non-fiction, chapter books, middle grade and YA submissions. To submit either non-fiction, chapter books, middle grade or YA work, please send the first 10 pages of your manuscript and a short synopsis.

 

Bookings

This event is fully booked.